Author Archives: Andy Lewis

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz

Life. Precious. Short!

There it was again yesterday. The reality that tomorrow is not promised to any of us. 2017 has been a year of instruction on that fact from experiencing our Uncle Gene’s sudden passing, to an attempt by a close relative … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Refrigerator

In 2001 there was this book named “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” I didn’t read it, and I don’t really know what it’s about, but I do know how to look at Wikipedia which is always accurate – right? … Continue reading

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This Little Light Of Mine

I thought I’d share this video telling the story about a pastor friend of mine here in Santa Cruz named Brandon Johnson who pastors at Gatherings by the Bay. His story is a great picture of how God likes to … Continue reading

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Another Little Slice Of Heaven

We did it once again for the fifth year straight. A whole chunk of people from Faith Community Church took over the Sequoia group camp site at Big Basin and camped out for the weekend. It’s become such a high … Continue reading

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Stop With The Small Church Suspicion

Over the last bunch of years, as the American church has emphasized church growth, many American Christians have arrived at asking a particular question as part of their internal dialogue when assessing a church. The elephant-in-the-room question has become, “Doesn’t … Continue reading

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Trying To Be Evocative

I’m sitting here on a Labor Day morning having a little wrestling match inside of myself. Should I come up with a very evocative title and write something funny about some life experience of mine, if I can remember one … Continue reading

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The Local Church: Good Or Bad

“The local church is the Gospel made visible.”  – Mark Dever If I may, I’d like to add a further idea to Mark’s hope-filled insight. “The local church is the Gospel made visible” – OR NOT. The local church carries … Continue reading

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